Critic's Rating: 3/5
Friday 11 September 2015
Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi
Director Vishnuvardhan's Yatchan is a quirky-fun movie which is watchable for its crazy plot and beguiling characterizations penned by the writer duo, Subha (Suresh-Balakarishna). However, the film drags and has a predictable climax.
Chinna (Arya) is a carefree youngster and an ardent Thala fan from Thoothukudi, who murders a thug who tears the tickets of Ajith's Veeram. As per the advice given by Chinna's godfather, he leaves to Chennai and hides for some time. At the same time Karthik (Kreshna) is an aspiring actor who gets motivated by his girlfriend Deepa (Swathi) and comes to Chennai with a lot of dreams.
They come to Chennai and bump into each other but do not become friends. Their life turns upside down as both of them get into wrong cars!
There is a pulpy angle in the film as Deepa Saninidi's character has an extra sensory perception through which she finds about the ugly side of powerful don Vetri (Adil Hussain). What happens next?
The story-line is interesting and has elements of a super fun ride but the predictable screenplay in the second half and the SP Muthuraman style of climax has spoiled all the amusement. Also, as all the characters are portrayed with 'we are so cool' attitude. There is literally no seriousness to the plot and the film lacks the much needed thrilling moments. There are a lot of references to Thala Ajith's charisma to keep his fans happy.
Arya has performed with his usual swag and trademark attitude which has suited his characterization. Kreshna has improved a lot and his performance in Yatchan is definitely commendable. He has the meatier role. Thambi Ramaiah's character looks like is an extension of the role done by the late Cochin Haneefa in Pattiyal. Among the two heroines Swathi scores over Deepa Sannidhi. Among the rest of the actors, RJ Balaji raises a few laughs while the baddie Adil Hussain is not convincing especially in the climax twist.
Om Prakash's cinematography is noteworthy for the vivid color tones and unusual angles which give a new dimension to the movie. Similarly Yuvan's pulsating background score and funky songs are enjoyable. The trouble with the film is a sagging first half and the length of 2 hours 27 minutes with only three songs. Sreekar Prasad should have made it a little more racy.
Overall, Yatchan is a watchable movie with some good twists and turns but the predictable second half and the clichéd climax has made it less engrossing.
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film